For your reading pleasure: CAP’s plan to grow the economy from the middle out

Today CAP released a big, bold report, 300 Million Engines of Growth, edited by Jennifer Erickson and Michael Ettlinger. Jim Tankersley writes about it in today’s Washington Post: The core of the plan is the notion that economies grow and thrive best when prosperity is broadly shared — a rebuke of the income and wealth […]

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The middle-out moment is now

There’s a growing body of evidence that the economy grows from the middle out. I had the privilege of contributing to a new issue of Democracy, which lays these ideas out. From the editorial: At first blush, the claim that politicians need to take the needs of the middle class more seriously might seem like pushing […]

Inequality and Its Perils

I just stumbled across this piece by Jonathan Rauch at NationalJournal.com: Inequality and Its Perils. He points to evidence that we’ve been digging into at CAP about the relationship between inequality and growth. What I thought was especially interesting is the growing sense that this is a new field of inquiry in economics: “The debate for […]